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Bird flu research is likely to be published in full within a year, editors say

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 20 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1268
  1. Robin McKie
  1. 1Vancouver

Controversial research into the H5N1 bird flu virus is likely to be published in full within a year. The editors of Science and Nature announced on Friday 17 February that they both expected that the work would appear in their journals once a safety review of the flu research laboratories that are likely to use the data contained in the papers had been conducted.

Earlier that day the World Health Organization in Geneva had recommended that there be a delay in publishing while it held more discussions on finding ways to ensure safe publication. It also proposed that a safety review of laboratories carrying out …

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